St Stephen's Church of England Primary School

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In Year Two, our children dive deeper into the curriculum, exploring concepts with curiosity and critical thinking. Adaptive learning ensures that each child progresses at their own pace, while cooperative learning experiences encourage the sharing of ideas and perspectives. Year Two is a dynamic stage where collaboration and adaptability are woven into the fabric of daily learning.

A reading task

(either their own book, one of the assessments or one from the guided reading activity log grid of activities to be done after they have read a book). There are many websites with free ebooks including

A maths task per day from:

  • Number and place value
  • Time (photocopied to the back of number and place value to save paper!)
  • Addition and subtraction – do over 2 days!
  • Multiplication and division
  • Measurement
  • Position and direction
  • Properties of shape
  • Fractions

A writing task per day

either the Amelia Earhart work, one of the reading activities which has a writing focus from the guided reading activity log grid or one of their own. I’ve included the Year 2 standards so you can see what they should be including.


Other ideas:
This is time to find out about their family and traditions they follow.

  • Ask them to think about: Who they live with? How many adults? How many children?
  • Can they sort their family members into height order?
  • Who is the tallest?
  • Who is the shortest?
  • Is the tallest family member the eldest family member?
  • If they drew around all their family members' hands; could they count in 5s?
  • What if they drew around their feet?
  • Could they count in 2s?
  • Ask think about one family member they would love to interview. They could be a family member that lives with them or a family member that lives somewhere else.
  • Can they write down some questions they would like to ask them? Have they got a pet?
  • Can they draw or paint a picture of their family?
  • Can they talk about their picture to a family member?
  • Ask your child to design a card for someone in their family. It can be a birthday card, thank you card or a card to tell someone how much they love them!
  • Look at photographs of your family members and discuss where they would go on a family tree. Have you met everyone? Is there anyone you could interview and find out more about?

This link also has good home learning resources

Chatter Pack

I hope this helps.

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Y2 Teacher